A FIELD of 273 runners took part in Basingstoke parkrun last weekend.

The weekly 5km race took place at Crabtree Plantation due to Basingstoke Live being held on the normal course in War Memorial Park.

An unregistered runner was first to finish, with James Wootton of Bath Triathlon Club the first known runner home in second, clocking 18min 15sec.

Another unknown runner was third, with James Wallace (Hart Road Runners) fourth in 18:35, nine seconds ahead of fifth-placed Tim Melville (Uttoxeter Road Runners).

The event will return to War Memorial Park this Saturday, with the race beginning at 9am.